Lorain County Collection Center
Lorain County Solid Waste Management District
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540 S. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Toll Free: 1 (800) 449-5463
Fx: (440) 329-5777
Open Center Hours:
12 pm - 6 pm (Mon., Wed.)
9 am - 6 pm (Sat.)
SHRED DAYS: On Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 and Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 from 9 am - 12 pm, residents will be able to bring their documents to the Collection Center's parking lot and have them shredded for free on-site. For details, please see the Shred Days Event Flyer and related Shred Day Food Drive Flyer.
HOLIDAYS: The Collection Cntr. will be CLOSED on...
Regular business hours at the Collection Center will resume the day after each of these holidays.
- Tues., Jan. 1, 2014 for New Years Day,
- Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 for MLK Jr. Day,
- Mon., Feb. 17, 2014 for President's Day,
- Mon., May 26, 2014 for Memorial Day,
- Mon., Sept. 1, 2014 for Labor Day,
- Mon., Oct. 13, 2014 for Columbus Day,
- Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 for Christmas Eve and
- Wed., Dec. 31, 2014 for New Year's Eve.
About the Lorain County Collection Center
RESIDENTS of Lorain County can drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), E-Scrap, Fluorescent Bulbs and Ballast, Scrap Tires and books (paperback/hard cover).
BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS located in Lorain County are limited to disposal of E-Scrap, Fluorescent Bulb and Ballast and books (paperback/hard cover). For large loads please read the following PDF’s on preparing your materials for delivery.
Fluorescent Lamp & Ballast Program
Acceptable Types of Household Hazardous Waste
Curbside Recyclables To assist apartment dwellers or other residents who don’t have curbside pickup of recyclables, the District now accepts curbside recyclables at the Collection Center. Plastic bottles marked #1-7 (look for the number inside the arrows on the bottom of the bottle), glass bottles and jars, steel food cans and aluminum beverage cans can be placed in one bag or box.
Newspapers, magazines, white copy paper, junk mail, cardboard (that is broken down) and boxboard (cereal, cracker, tissue boxes, etc.) can be placed in a second bag or box. Drop them off inside the Center during normal business hours.
For more information, please feel free to call our Information Line (1-800-449-5463) or Contact the District.
The list below of Collection Center Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials is also available in a printable PDF format.
Corrosives: Acids, Caustics, Rechargeable Batteries, Button Batteries, Hydraulic Brake Fluid
Flammables: Latex-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Oil-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Aerosol Cans, Turpentine, Paint Thinner, Adhesives, Solvents, Oven Cleaners, Lighter Fluid, Butane Lighter Fluid, Oil Filters, Propane Tanks (Up to 33-Pound Only), Oxygen and MAPP Gas Cylinders
Reactives: Fertilizers, Pool Chlorine, Oxidizers
Toxics: Household Bleach, Antifreeze, Herbicides, Pesticides, Mercury & Mercury Devices, Roofing Tar, Concrete Sealers, Fire Extinguishers
E-Scrap: (Computers, TV's, & Other Electronics) Personal Computers (CPU), Video Monitors (CRT), Flat-Screen Monitors, Mice, Keyboards & Joysticks, Printers, Plotters & Scanners, Hard Drives & Tape Drives, Computer Speakers, Diskette Drives & CD Drives, Data Terminals & Modems, Servers & Network Hardware, UPS Systems, Cables & Circuit Boards, Software, Tapes, Diskettes & CD’s, Desktop Office Equipment (Typewriters, Calculators, Fax Machines, etc.), Household Televisions (Up to 27" Only; No Large Console TV's), Home Audio Equipment, Microwave Ovens, Smoke Detectors, Reference Manuals & Books, All Refillable Printer Cartridges, All Cell Phones (with battery, charger and other accessories preferred)
Scrap Tires: (Limited to 10 Tires): On-The-Rim / Off-The-Rim, Tires up to 20” Rim Diameter, All Bicycle & Motorcycle Tires
Fluorescent Lamp & Ballast: Straight Fluorescent Tubes, All Lengths (including green-tipped tubes), All U-Shaped, Circular and Odd-Shaped Lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Neon Lights and Signs (Tubing Only), High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs, HPS, MH & MV Ballasts & Transformers from All Fluorescent Light Fixtures
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED
Ammunition, Explosives, Road Flares
Biomedical / Infectious Waste (Prescription Medications, Home Health Care "Sharps", etc.): Got drugs? The United States' Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) annually schedules a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, (for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs), to safely dispose of these medications for free.
All Appliances (Except Microwaves)
Non-Fluorescent Lamps (Household Bulbs, Spotlights, Headlights, etc.)
Tires (with a Rim Diameter Greater than 20")
Radioactive Materials (Except Smoke Detectors)
Asbestos in Any Form (Loose or Encapsulated)
Construction Debris (Shingles, Treated Lumber, Railroad Ties, Carpeting, etc.)
Televisions (with a Width Greater than 27")
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